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Orangeburg | Living the Present with Passion

Orangeburg | Living the Present with Passion

In his Apostolic Letter to those in Religious Life, Pope Francis, in speaking about “living the present with passion,” writes: Recalling our origins (“grateful remembrance for the past”) sheds light on yet another aspect of consecrated life. Our founders and foundresses were attracted by the unity of the Apostles with […]

by × April 24, 2015 ×

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Orangeburg | A Grateful Look at the Past

Orangeburg | A Grateful Look at the Past

During this Year for Consecrated Life, we are asked to gratefully remember the past, especially the history of the Congregation since Vatican II. In this reflection, we consider the opening of the mission of the St. Joseph Province (American Northeast Province) in Orangeburg, SC in 1984. In later reflections the […]

by × April 17, 2015 ×

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St. Mary’s Industrial Home | Embracing the Future with Hope

St. Mary’s Industrial Home | Embracing the Future with Hope

Our truest life is when we are in our dreams awake.  Henry David Thoreau Brothers Paul van Gerwen, Augustine, Polycarp, and Sebastian left us a rich spiritual legacy. The legacy is not only about the foundation of Saint Mary’s, but also about the shaping of our Xaverian spirituality. These men […]

by × April 10, 2015 ×